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Darlene R. Krier

December 12, 1937 — April 4, 2021

Darlene R. Krier
Sheldon, Iowa
Services for Darlene R. Krier, age 83, of Sheldon who passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. A private family funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 with Pastor Dan Kunnari ~ officiating.
Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.
A public visitation with no family present will be from 4 – 6 P.M. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Andringa Funeral Home – Sheldon.
Masks are recommended at the funeral home.

Darlene Rhae Miller the daughter of Ray and Ivah (De La Mater) Miller was born on December 12, 1937 in Sheldon, Iowa. She attended and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1954. After graduation she attended Northwestern College for two years. On April 28, 1956, Darlene was united in marriage to Harold (Hiroshi) Tatsumi. To this union four children were born, Kim, Kathlene, Kurtis and Klinton. She returned to Northwestern and graduated with her teaching degree. Darlene taught Wee-Learners Pre-School out of the family home for many years. In 1975, Harold and Darlene founded K-T Industries. Harold preceded Darlene in death on August 15, 1979. Darlene and her sons carried on with the business.
On November 15, 1980, Darlene married Eugene Krier. Gene and Darlene enjoyed traveling the United States on business trips, sightseeing and antiquing along the way. Darlene enjoyed entertaining guests in their home, gardening and spending time with family.
Left to cherish Darlene’s memory are her husband, Gene of Sheldon, her children, Kim H. Tatsumi, MD of Tucson, Arizona, Kathlene (Harlyn) Vander Vliet of South Sioux City, Nebraska, Kurt (Rebecca) Tatsumi and Klint (Raeanne) Tatsumi both of Sheldon; grandchildren, Chris Tatsumi, Krista (Paul) Honermann, Kristopher (Tiffany) Tatsumi, Jonathon (Amy) Vander Vliet, Kendra Vander Vliet, Nathan and Victoria Tatsumi; great grandchildren, Brett Tatsumi and Hayden and Charlie Honermann; sister, Norma Veldboom of Grinnell, Iowa; also other relatives and friends.
Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Tatsumi, her parents and brother-in-law, Glenn Veldboom.
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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Andringa Funeral Home - Sheldon

1601 Park St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

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